Press Release: “Science in our lives. The experience of the Science Centre, Vienna”

March 11, 2013, 06:00

Press release for the training seminar for teachers of the natural sciences.

“Science in our lives. The experience of the Science Centre, Vienna”

15 March 2013 

Kyrgyz National University named for Arabaev

The training seminar is organized by the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” International Public Foundation in conjunction with the Science Centre, Vienna (Austria) with support from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic. 

At the training’s opening there will be speeches given by R. I. Otunbayeva, the Foundation’s head; the Austrian First Lady Margit Fischer; as well as the Minister of Education and Science of the KR, K. J. Sadykov. The goal of the seminar is the exchange of experiences and increasing the potential of teachers of the natural sciences: chemistry, physics, biology and geography.

30 educators from all oblasts of Kyrgyzstan will participate in the seminar. 

The Science Centre in Vienna was founded by Ms. Margit Fischer, the First Lady of Austria, and maintains a network of science centres, which promote science among children and young people. All of the Centre’s events are aimed at interesting the younger generations of Austrians in science and technology and show the important and integral role of science in daily life.

The simple experiences and experiments of children themselves at the science centres develop the children’s intellectual, analytical abilities and come to conclusions, and explain the scientific process in very simple and illustrative examples. 

For Kyrgyzstan this experience shows the possibility to develop experimental sciences as both a school and extracurricular program without the use of expensive chemical substances. All of these experiences are safe for children and the environment.

The seminar will be held in the Conference Hall of the Kyrgyz National University named for Arabaev (building 2) at: ul. Razzakova 51 A (at the intersection of Razzakova and Kievskaya). 

The seminar will be held from 9:30 to 16:00.

More detailed information can be found at the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” IPF by telephone: +312 660 382, 0772 800 376.